The Winning Teams
It was an excellent very busy closing weekend at the ice rink culminating with the RCCC Area 9 Top Ten Team Challenge (Sponsored By Ferguson Oliver) on Sunday 28th March.
12 teams arrived at the ice rink from Aberdeen, Kincardineshire, Angus and Dundee just in time for a warm welcome and a bacon roll. The competition proved a truly enjoyable yet competitive day of curling with results going right down to the wire as they always do in this particular event.
The format of the Top Ten Challenge is quite unique with rinks, triples & pairs played at all of the first three sessions and then four players nominated by their club to compete in the final hotshots session helps build the tension. Clubs are going up and down the leader board after every session.
With Edzell CC leading the pack into the final hotshots stage of the competition teams moved up and down the leader board as results came in. At the end of the day Fothringham CC emerged winners with Dundee CC a valiant second and Letham Grange third. Well done to all the teams for making the day such a success and it was agreed that the timing of the event as a close of season competition worked well.
L to R: Ian Stewart (FIBC), Mike Ferguson, Neil Duncan (BBC)
Through in the bowling rink on Saturday Brechin Bowling Club arrived as guests to compete against Forfar Indoor Bowling Club. With outdoor versus indoor the challenge was on. As you would expect the indoor club won quite handsomely on their home turf but a great sociable day was had by all.
The new Stan Ferguson Memorial Trophy was presented to Ian Stewart FIBC President with Neil Duncan BBC President adding a few kinds words. Here is hoping the competition can become a regular on the calender.
Attentions now turn to preparing for next season and attending to the property and other domestic issues.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all members for their support in this first season under new management I have learned a great deal and look forward to building on this experience for mext season. Haste Ye Back.